Barron Trump, 16, makes a rare public appearance at Ivana Trump’s funeral and towers over family

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Barron Trump, 16, makes a rare public appearance at Ivana Trump’s funeral and towers over family
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Barron Trump made a rare public appearance as he and his family mourned the loss of Ivana Trump at her New York funeral.

 (REUTERS)
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The son of former First Lady Melania Trump , 16, dressed in a smart suit and looked strikingly similar to Donald as he marked the passing of his father’s ex-wife on Wednesday.

At well over 6ft, he towered over other members of the family.

“A very sad day, but at the same time a celebration of a wonderful and beautiful life,” the former President wrote on his social media platform, Truth Social, before he, former first lady Melania Trump and their son Barron headed to St. Vincent Ferrer Roman Catholic Church, located just a few blocks from Ivana Trump’s home near Central Park.

In another tribute to his ex-wife, an 80s-style icon, the former US president told the New York Post: “She was outstanding. Beautiful inside and out. We began all of it, our lives together, with such a great relationship.”

Former US President Donald Trump, Melania Trump, Barron Trump, Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump, and other relatives stand outside of St Vincent Ferrer Roman Catholic Church (AFP via Getty)
Former US President Donald Trump, Melania Trump, Barron Trump, Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump, and other relatives stand outside of St Vincent Ferrer Roman Catholic Church (AFP via Getty)

Trump’s family announced on Thursday that 73-year-old Ivanka had died at her home. Authorities said the death was an accident, with blunt impact injuries to her torso as the cause.

Ivana and Donald Trump met in the 1970s and were married from 1977 to 1992. In the 1980s, they were a power couple, and she became well known in her own right, instantly recognizable with her blond hair in an updo and her glamorous look.

Ivana also took part in her husband’s businesses, managing one of his Atlantic City casinos and picking out some of the design elements in New York City’s Trump Tower.

Their very public divorce was ugly, but in recent years, they were friendly. Ivana Trump was an enthusiastic supporter of Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and said they spoke on a regular basis.

Her three children Donald Trump Jr, Eric and Ivanka spoke fondly of her at the service.

Ivanka said: “Growing up, my mother didn’t tell me a woman could do anything she wanted to — she showed me.

”She was a trailblazer to men and women alike. My mother once told me there was nothing she couldn’t do in heels. She taught us how to spear fish and then cook what we caught. My mom expanded our minds.”

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